Scientific Education & Advisory Board
Dr. Rekate is director of the Chiari Institute, within the Northwell Health System. Prior to joining Northwell Dr. Rekate served as chairman of pediatric neurosciences and chief of pediatric neurosurgery for more than 25 years at the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI). While at BNI, Dr. Rekate was a clinical professor of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Dr. Rekate completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University and received his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia. He trained in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and completed his residency training at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rekate is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. He is on the faculty of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine as professor of neurosurgery.
A widely published author of more than 200 publications, most of which are related to cerebrospinal fluid difficulties, including Chiari malformations, syringomyelia and hydrocephalus, Dr. Rekate also served as editor for a number of prestigious medical journals and was chairman of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics. Over the course of his career, Dr. Rekate has done extensive research regarding spinal fluid flow, receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Rekate has received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious Pudenz Award of Excellence in Research in Cerebrospinal Fluid Physiology.
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